Cuban Player Traveled through Nicaragua and Saw his Father Die, but Got to the US

By Gian Franco Gil

Cuban player from Mayabeque Miguel Camacho arrived in the United States in the last few hours, as reported by baseball reporter Francys Romero in his Facebook account.

Camacho, who played four seasons in the National Series, left Cuba early in February, and traveled to Nicaragua with the intention of making it to the United States, crossing borders. His father, Rolando Camacho, former pitching coach of the Huracanes, traveled with him.

In an attempt to make it to Mexico, father and son got into a car and took on the Carretera Panamericana in Nicaragua, as stated by Nelson de la Rosa, active reporter of the activities of Mayabeque-born players, in his official account.

De la Rosa said that both father and son suffered an accident along the way, with a deadly result for Rolando. “He passed away as the victim of a traffic accident, when a speeding truck got into their lane and hit their car. The presumed guilty ran away.”

“Miguelito”, as he is known by his friends, didn’t give up. He dealt with everything at that moment. He regained his strength and continued with his plan of making it to the United States, trying to get a Major League contract. Approximately 45 days later, the young athlete reached his first goal.

That way, the commitment he made with his father, his travel companion, the person who was with him as he tried to make his dream come true, led him to overcome the obstacles and make it to the United States.

After going through the last border and stepping into US territory, the player published: “You created a warrior, one of those who never give up. I love you and I miss you, and I will keep my promise… thank you for everything, Dad.”

The athlete made his National Series debut in 2019 and his presence in the Mayabeque team this ongoing season was his fourth championship at the highest level in Cuba. In two at bats, he hit two hits: a triple and a homerun, his first and only in his career in Cuba.

On the other hand, in his three previous season, he had 19 at bats with three hits, a .198 batting average. He also scored 13 runs and drove in one teammate.

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